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Care Ministry

Want to become a Care Minister?
Register here to receive information about the next class this fall.

 Care Ministry Vision
The long-range vision for Care Ministry at SUMC is to grow a congregational culture that nurtures, empowers, trains, equips and deploys as many lay persons as feel called by God to be about the ministry of visitation and care of persons within the congregation. Potentially we could 
all 
be Care Ministers one of these days! 
May God bless Strongsville United Methodist Church with a community culture that extends to and through our entire membership! 

Care Ministry Mission
To that end, we are refining and providing training to groups (cohorts) of approximately 12 called and commissioned members--Care Ministers--who provide supervised and coordinated visitation and care in hospital, rehabilitation facility, nursing home, hospice, and home settings.  The cohorts are also small groups that continue for study, sharing of experiences, support, prayer and Bible study.  Cohorts are started and trained annually. I
f you would like to be a part of the next cohort of Care Minister candidates, please contact Pastor Christopher.  
Beyond these teams of Care Ministers, we can provide shorter and less formal training for any lay persons who are interested in having an informal visitation and/or care ministry (eg: small group leaders).

Care Ministers
If you or a person in your family could benefit from care in the form of visitation, prayer, anointing or communion, we invite you either to fill out a prayer card during worship, or to submit a request online.  

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